Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA, (since 2009) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: BLDG 1279 Camp Pendleton, CA 92055 Instructors: Sonny Castillo and Danny Cornejo Contact for applications: Marine and Family Programs Career Center, BLDG 13150 Skills Development Program Phone: (760) 725-6517 Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Lacey, WA, (since 2013) Program focus: Welding; Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) VIP Training Site: Welding Program UA Local 26 8501 Zenith Court NE Lacey, WA 98516 HVACR Program Stone Education Center 6242 Colorado Avenue Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433 Instructors: Welding: Jay Clevenger & Mike Murphy HVACR: Dave Gibson Contact for applications: Hawk Transition Center 41st Division Dr., BLDG 11577 Career Skills Program Phone: (253) 966-8101 or (253) 967-0601 U.S. Army Fort Carson, CO, (since 2013) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: UA Local 58 2870 Janitell Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Instructors: Aaron Schultz & Bowie Gregg Contact for applications: Army Education Center 1675 Long Street, BLDG 1117 Career Skills Program Phone: (719) 526-2124 U.S. Army Fort Hood, TX, (since 2014) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: 701 Whitlow Drive Killeen, Texas 76549 Instructors: Micah Tyler & Louis Purcella Contact for applications: Copeland Center BLDG 18010, RM B-308B Soldier for Life Transition Program Phone: (254) 553-9436 Find Your Future: 14 VIP welder/pipefitter graduate [Camp Lejeune, class 2] Orry Kraczek is on the job at the Flint Hills Resources’ Pine Bend Refinery in Rosemount, MN. Orry graduated on April 9, 2015, and affiliated with Pipefitters/Steamfitters Local 455, St. Paul, MN, and arrived home in Min- nesota on April 27. “I took two weeks off when I first went home, and then I went to Local 455’s training center to brush up on my weld- ing to prepare to come out here,” Orry said. His first day on the job was May 26 working for Scheck Mechanical at the Pine Bend Refinery. He has been work- ing in an onsite fabrication facility, as well as out in the field in the refinery. “I have done a few bolt-ups. I did 26 socket welds for sight glasses for vessels and some Tig welding on some spool pieces on the 39 Unit. It’s fun. Every day is something new. I learn something every day. The guys have been great. They teach me a lot and have been very patient with me. I could see myself here for a long time.” Orry stated that he received great training, and that he had excellent in- structors in the program, which has led him to where he is now. He left the pro- gram with seven certifications, including the 21, 22, and 41, which he claims he is using at the refinery. CAREERops VIP Graduate Orry Kraczek On the Job in St. Paul, MN